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Election Special - Ry Cooder
Track Listing
  1. Mutt Romney Blues
  2. Brother Is Gone
  3. The Wall Street Part of Town
  4. Guantanamo
  5. Cold Cold Feeling
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  1. Mutt Romney Blues
  2. Brother Is Gone
  3. The Wall Street Part of Town
  4. Guantanamo
  5. Cold Cold Feeling
  6. Going to Tampa
  7. Kool-Aid
  8. The 90 and the 9
  9. Take Your Hands off It
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The risk in writing political songs, especially about specific issues and historical periods, is that over time, those that are run of the mill become dated. Not everyone can write timeless tunes like Woody Guthrie, Sam Cooke, John Lennon, and Bob Marley. Given the content of Election Special, Ry Cooder knew the risks going in and welcomed them. Using American traditional musics -- raw blues, folk, and roots rock -- Cooder's songs express what he considers to be, as both an artist and a pissed-off citizen, the high-stakes ...

Election Special 2012, Nonesuch

UPC: 075597961638

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